As a national research institute, EIAR aspires to see improved livelihood of all Ethiopians engaged in agriculture, agro-pastoralism, and pastoralism through market-competitive agricultural technologies.

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)


JICA is an important stakeholder with its immense contribution in the rice research and technology promotion activities in Ethiopia. JICA has put its footprints with its great contributions for the establishment of Fogera NRRTC. In collaboration with EIAR, JICA has developed a five-yearproject to enhance the capacity of FNRRTC and the nations rice research activity. The Project is entitled Functional Enhancement of the National Rice Research and Training Center (NRRTC), “EthioRice” in short. EthioRice is engaged in promoting the rice industry in Ethiopia through enhancing the capacity of the NRRTC. EthioRice supports FNRRTC to build its capacities in rice and related research activities, training of researchers, extension agents, farmers and private service providers, and delivers technical and other information for major rice industry stakeholders.